Shroud research is so close, so tantalizing close to proving that Jesus did not bodily arise from the dead. His body dematerialized into its elemental parts. Sadly, researchers are unable to finalize their otherwise excellent work for their methods of inquiry will not accept a human body departing the planet by dematerialization. So, they toss in the towel and resort to miracle to explain something that is natural to the human species. It is a tragic concession. It obscures a great transformational truth. Meanwhile, amidst the cloud of negativity science spreads, yet another human body dematerializes in Tibet. Thousands of simple minded people in the Buddhist tradition have left the world by dematerializing their bodies. It is called rainbow body. Yet, Western science, in all its brilliance, adamantly refuses to accept it.
The death of Buddhist monk Khenpo A-Chö in September 1998 is one of the more memorable rainbow body incidents. Its details come to us through the on-site investigation of a highly respected Roman Catholic priest, Father Francis Tiso. Father Tiso is a true expert in rainbow body and Eastern death traditions. After interviewing three eye witnesses to the Khenpo’s death, talking to those who knew him and studying the phenomenon itself, Father concluded it is authentic. Rainbow body is a natural, graceful way of exiting planet earth.
The implications are staggering for they layout a new path for both science and religion to follow.
That which Shroud researchers claim as impossible is, in fact, possible. The sway that modern science has traditionally exercised over those who promote the power of human intent must end. Fringe science, so frequently misaligned and taunted with claims of sprinkling magical “pixie dust” on their tests, has been vindicated. Religion must own up as well. Jesus’s achievement is not the singularly unique event in human history it is said to be. It is possible for every person who seriously follows a prescribed formula of mind training and selfless attitude. Religion, clinging to an outdated tradition, is going to have to acknowledge that it has done a number on its membership for the last two thousand years.
It is beyond belief. Two leading institutions, science and religion, adamantly ignore a game changing event that is taking place right under their noses, but they refuse to acknowledge it.
And, while the two feign dumbfoundness, a message that is desperately needed in a confused population, ignorant as to the awesome mind power that lies within the human being, remains buried under an avalanche of scientific chatter, research papers, technical conferences and misinformed Sunday morning sermons. The message is shocking. The words of Genesis 3:19: “…to dust you shall return” cannot be universally applied. There was no condemnation verdict leveled on a naughty First Couple and their descendants. Death leaving a corpse to decay is an option, not a divine mandate. It is an option most of us unwittingly choose with rowdy minds and selfish ways. Death with dematerialization is the natural way of gracefully exiting the planet.
We are at the dawn of a new age. A new direction for both science and religion. It is Copernicus all over again. Truth has arrived at the theatre and it came in a 14-foot by 4-foot ancient linen cloth. The time has come to put it on stage where everyone can watch it perform.